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tv   Campaign 2020 Pete Buttigieg in Nashua NH  CSPAN  February 12, 2020 2:11am-2:33am EST

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>> pete buttigieg claimed the second spot in the new hampshire primary race behind bernie sanders. he spoke to supporters of his presidential campaign in nashua. ♪
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mr. buttigieg: thank you, new hampshire! thank you so much. one more time for our phenomenal new hampshire state cochairs. thank you for your leadership and thank you for your commitment. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: thank you to our extraordinary national cochair, congresswoman andy custer -- any kuster, who knows how to raise the roof and get out the vote. annie!wd chanting] to buttigieg: it thank you , the love of my life, who keeps me grounded and makes me whole.
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[cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: i want to congratulate my competitors and their supporters on their campaigns in new hampshire. --[cheering] mr. buttigieg: i admired senator sanders when i was a high school student, i respect him greatly to this day. i congratulate him on his strong showing tonight. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and i want to congratulate senator klobuchar, senator warren, vice president biden, and all of our democratic candidates and supporters. [cheering and applause] and i know we all share the spirit we heard from some of our volunteers, who welcomed supporters of a competing candidate with "vote
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blue, no matter who." we are on the same page. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: over the past year, some two dozen campaign to crisscrossed, each laying claim to the ability to bring people together, turn out the vote, and move americans toward a brighter future. >> [indiscernible] too.uttigieg: that, and here in a state that goes by the motto live free or die, you made up your own mind. [cheering and applause] asserted that you famous independent streak, and thanks you, a campaign some said shouldn't be here at all, has shown we are here to stay. [cheering and applause]
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[crowd chanting] so many of you, so many of you turned out. diehard democrats. independents unwilling to stay on the sidelines, and even some newly former republicans ready to vote for something new. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: ready to vote for a politics defined by how many we call in instead of by who we push out. [cheering and applause] so many of you chose to meet the new era of challenge with a new generation of leadership. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: so many of you decided that a middle-class
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mayor and veteran from the industrial midwest was the right choice to take on this president, not in spite of that experience, but because of it. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: now our campaign moves on to nevada, to south carolina, to communities across our country. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and we will welcome new allies to our movement at every step. we will go forward thanks to our extraordinary team of staff, organizers, and volunteers. i may be biased on this, but i'm also right. we have the finest team in politics today. [laughter] applause]and
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[crowd chanting] mr. buttigieg: and i want you to know, you don't just represent me well. you inspire me. and i cannot say enough how thankful i am to our extraordinary team. [cheering and applause] we love you, pete! mr. buttigieg: thank you. and we know that team stretches across the country. we go forward fueled by hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters, from the woman in minnesota who donated in honor of the wife she lost to lung cancer, to the veteran from connecticut who sent $19.68 in honor of the year he served in vietnam. this campaign belongs to them.
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[cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and if our campaign moves you, i hope you will go to peteforamerica.com and chip in whatever you can. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and we go forward knowing that this is our chance, our only chance, not just to end the era of donald trump but to launch the era that we know must come next. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and the stakes could not be higher. we cannot afford to miss the mark or miss this moment. we must get this right. with americans living under an unaccountable president who will cut taxes for corporations and then cut medicare, medicaid and social security for the rest of us, we must get this right. [cheering and applause]
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when people of color fear for their own place in their own country, while infants are torn from their parents at the border, we must get this right. [cheering and applause] and when aeg: commander-in-chief pardons war criminals and punishes war heroes while systematically demolishing the credibility of our country in the eyes of the world, we dare not risk four more years of his presidency. we must get this right. [cheering and applause] [crowd chanting] mr. buttigieg: we are clear eyed
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about the challenge before us. we must be equally clear about the choice at hand. my competitors and i share the same fundamental goals, bringing balance to our economy, guaranteeing health care to every american, combating a climate crisis and rising tide of gun violence. but we do differ in what we believe it will take to make that happen. in this election season, we have been told by some that you must either be for a revolution or for the status quo. where does that leave the rest of us? most americans don't see where they fit in that polarized vision. we can't defeat the most divisive president in modern american history by tearing down anybody who doesn't agree with us 100% of the time. [cheering and applause]
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[crowd chanting] mr. buttigieg: americans want the freedom to make choices for themselves on health care or any other issue. not to have washington decide for them. a politics of my way or the highway is a road to reelecting donald trump. vulnerable americans do not have the luxury of pursuing ideological purity over an inclusive victory. [applause] mr. buttigieg: we know this. we also know better than to try and defeat such a disruptive president by relying on the same washington framework and mindset. after all, if today's washington
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were serving america well, a guy like donald trump would never have come within cheating distance of the oval office in the first place. [cheering and applause] so to win and govern, we need to bring new voices to the capital. we need to get washington starting to work more like our best run cities and towns rather than the other way around. [cheering and applause] and i know that when you talk this way, you might get dismissed as a naive newcomer, but a fresh outlook is what makes new beginnings possible. it's how we build a new majority. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and election after election has shown us that putting forward a new
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perspective is how democrats win the white house, and we will win the white house. [cheering and applause] [crowd chanting] mr. buttigieg: so as we take this campaign to the rest of the country, let's welcome that debate, let's have that debate. let's debate the best way forward, the best way to earn the white house and the best way to unify this country. and the answers, they lie in the vision that brings americans together not only in the knowledge of what we must stand against but in the confidence of knowing what we are for. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: this is the
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powerful majority we are gathering together, from davenport to dover, carson city to columbia. it's a coalition of addition, not subtraction. [cheering and applause] it is a movement reaching in to church basements, barbershops, universities, union halls, carrying the same values with us everywhere we go. we saw that coalition awakening. we saw it tonight in cities and suburbs from the seacoast to the industrial towns too often left behind. applause]and mr. buttigieg: and together, we are building a future where there will be no such thing as an uninsured american or unaffordable prescription. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: that's what we can deliver with a plan most americans can get behind. medicare for all who want it, ensuring care for every american, but trusting to choose
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it and when youe want it. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: together, we will stop enabling corporate greed and start raising wages, empowering workers and making good on the idea that one job ought to be enough. applause]and chanting] mr. buttigieg: together, we will stop sending our young people into the teeth of endless wars and start recruiting every american in the fight for our climate future. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: together we will mobilize the overwhelming majority of americans demanding
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common sense action to protect our children and communities from gun violence. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: together, we will ensure in our time that we deliver the day when your race has no bearing on your health, or your wealth, access to education, or experience with law enforcement. we must deliver that day. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: together, we will deliver a democracy worthy of the name. no more manipulated districts, no more dollars outvoting people. whether it is the native vote in
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the student vote in new hampshire, no more voter suppression. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: together, we can build that american experience defined by belonging. we can say to a young woman in a during taunts because of her religion, to a young man feeling fear and set safety because of the police vehicle, we can say you belong in the heart of the american project. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: we can show people of every religion and of no religion that this country belongs to you equally and practice a politics that insists that god does not belong to a political party. [cheering and applause]
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mr. buttigieg: we can tell an autoworker thrown around by tectonic shifts in our economy that our economic future has a place for you, and we need you in it. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: and we can say to a dreamer lying awake at night , questioning if this country is speaking spanish] this country is your country, too! [cheering and applause] [crowd chanting] mr. buttigieg: that better future can be ours, and that
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better future we are creating is not just a new chapter in american history, it's a new and better story in our american lives. that is what is at stake. when you have held your father's hand in a hospital room, grateful that thanks to something called medicare, your family will not lose its home even when it is losing one of its own, you know what is at stake. when you have written a letter and marked it just in case and left it where your family can find it, before you leave for a an zone on the orders of american president, you understand what is at stake. when the best part of your day is coming home to a loving existsin a marriage that of the grace of a single vote on the u.s. supreme court, you understand what is at stake. [cheering and applause]
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mr. buttigieg: this election isn't just historic, it is personal, it is urgent, and we know why we are here. we are here because the purpose of the presidency is not the glorification of the president, it is the empowerment and unification of the american people. [cheering and applause] [crowd chanting] mr. buttigieg: so as we prepare to go west for the first in the west contest in nevada, as we head to a state that looks like the future, i ask that you join us in taking a stand for a better tomorrow. [cheering and applause] mr. buttigieg: join us as we
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turn the page to a new chapter in america's story, and a better day for each of us. and when we do, one day books will tell not just of one election, but the era that began with you here in new hampshire. thank you! thank you! thank you for your support! let's go out and win this thing! thank you! [cheering and applause] [crowd chanting] [cheering and applause] ♪
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♪ >> senator amy klobuchar thanked her supporters for helping her make the top three in the new hampshire primary. she spoke at her primary headquarters in concord and urged voters to donate as her campaign moves to nevada and south carolina.

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